Ocular Trauma

CT Scans Useful Prognostic Tool in Traumatic Eye Injury Patients

Disorganized/collapsed globe and optic canal/nerve injury predict poor visual outcomes among this population.
09/06/2022

Ocular EMS Guidelines Lack Standardization

Management discrepancies exist among statewide protocols.
07/20/2022

Affordable Care Act Didn’t Decrease Emergency Eyecare Visits

The good news is that the percentage of uninsured patients decreased from 19% to 14.3%.
07/07/2022

Subconj Heme Not a Reliable Indicator in Trauma Cases

Best to check all such patients for ocular pathology rather than prioritizing bleeds, study says.
03/29/2022

Preventative Injections and Timely Treatment Improves Outcomes After Intraocular Foreign Body

Endophthalmitis incidence was also much lower for patients who underwent surgery within 24 hours after trauma.
07/20/2021

Open Globe Injuries Disproportionately Impact Low Income Patients

Public health and legislative measures have reduce incidence, but minority groups and those in lower income brackets are still overrepresented in hospitalizations.
04/05/2021

Gender, Race and Age Increase Open Globe Injury Risk

Males, Blacks and Hispanics and elderly patients are the most commonly affected, study suggests.
02/04/2021

He Kept His Eye on the Ball

A patient develops worsening near vision three years after a blunt trauma.
07/15/2020

Fall-related Open Globe Injuries Increase

High-risk groups include young men and those with low socioeconomic status or who are 70 years and older.
02/03/2020

Ocular Emergency Costs Remain Flat

Over a 13-year span, the price of treating eye trauma has stayed steady.
06/12/2019

Upcoming Events

November 11-13, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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